BOOKS to MOVIES: Queen of the Damned, Anne Rice

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  1. Hi DS…have to agree with you…sometimes they ruin it completely! For me it was 'The Mists of Avalon' by Marion Zimmer Bradley – so many of the pagan aspects were either twisted or left out completely that the entire meaning of the book was lost behind the “glory of christianity”. Gah.

    The same for Stephen King's 'The Shining' as well as 'Misery'.

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  2. OH, GAWD! I totally forgot that one. Loved that book also. The movie was horrible. Why did christianity play such a big part in that movie? Haven't a million movies been made about King Arthur's court with Christianity as the focus? It would have been nice Avalon portrayed the way it was in the book. But, Alas, no such luck.

    We won't even talk about how the King movies were hacked up. I consider them a seperate entity, that's the only way I can watch them.

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  3. I'm with you. I've gotten to the point that if a movie comes out that's based on a book I refuse to read the book first. Well…that and my husband refuses to watch with me if all I'm going to do is pick it apart. So, for sanity's sake, we watch, then I read. Makes it easier to view them as seperate things, totally unrelated.

    Oh…the Harry Potter movies are the other. They actually stay pretty true in the beginning, but as the books get more involved they started to leave out plot threads which become important in subsequent books. It's rather frustrating!

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  4. Same here and the Hubs makes the same complaint. This is the only reason why I haven't read the Sookie Series from Charlaine Harris. My best friend did and she's already told me that True Blood isn't going according to the books. I like the series as it stands and I will probably never read the books now.

    And you're right. Harry Potter does do a good job of portraying the books accurately. It will be interesting to see how the movies develop as they move through the series. I don't know about you, but I was disappointed in how the series ended. I wanted a HUGE stand off. I wouldn't mind if the changed THAT ending.

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  5. Actually, to be honest, I've not read the last book. I've had it out from the library three times now(have it right now, actually) and it just sits there waiting for me. I just can't bear to read it knowing it's the end. I'll likely do the same with Robert Jordan's Wheel of Time Series(especially since he died before finishing it).
    I've not read the Sookie series or seen True Blood…might have to check it out 🙂

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